OPEN HOUSE

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tu­ni­ties for lo­cals and vis­i­tors to get a taste of the ar­eas’ his­tory.

More prop­er­ties and events are be­ing added all the time, and can be seen on Cadw’s web­site at­cadw.gov.wales/open doors us­ing the event fin­der. Cllr Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber with re­spon­si­bil­ity for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, said: “Open Doors is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to get out and ex­plore the best our two coun­ties have to of­fer in ar­chi­tec­tural her­itage. From his­tor­i­cal churches aand mu­se­ums, to gar­dens and cas­tles, there is some­thing for ev­ery­one.

“The pro­gramme of­fers a great, free day out for all the fam­ily, and re­ally show­cases the con­tri­bu­tion that our her­itage makes to the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence in Conwy and Gwynedd.”

De­tails about some of the at­trac­tions that will be open have been pub­lished in a leaflet, jointly pro­duced by Gwynedd Coun­cil and Conwy County Bor­ough Coun­cil.

Cul­tural or­gan­i­sa­tions can reg­is­ter their or­gan­i­sa­tion for in­clu­sion at www.cadw. gov.wales/open­doors MORE than 60 his­tor­i­cal build­ings, gar­dens and other sites are open to the pub­lic free of charge in Conwy and Gwynedd this month.

As part of the Welsh Gov­ern­ment his­tor­i­cal body Cadw’s Open Doors scheme, the build­ings will be open as part of an an­nual pro­gramme that cel­e­brates Wales’ ar­chi­tec­tural her­itage.

Prop­er­ties range from churches, in­clud­ing St Mary’s, Caernar­fon, and Capel Carmel, Aber­daron, to ● The former hos­pi­tal Cae’r Gors Caernar­fon, Plas at Parc Padarn, Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Llan­beris as well as the Meiri­on­nydd Records Of­fice and the Lloyd Ge­orge Mu­seum in Llanys­tumdwy.

This year, the pro­gramme in­cludes a num­ber of sites associated with the Welsh Slate World her­itage nom­i­na­tion, in­clud­ing Pen­rhyn Cas­tle, Ban­gor, Porth­madog Mar­itime Mu­seum and the Quarry Hos­pi­tal at Llan­beris.

Events and ac­tiv­i­ties will also be held at locations across both coun­ties, with op­por-

● Caernar­fon Cas­tle, main pic­ture, and, bot­tom, left to right, the Lloyd Ge­orge Mu­seum, Plas Glyn-y-Weddw and Har­lech Cas­tle are among the sites which will open their doors for free this month ● Owain Fôn Wil­liams’ paint­ings, some of which were on dis­play at the Na­tional Eisteddfod, be­low and right, have won him a new army of fans

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